Apple Pie

Although it is still quite warm in Istanbul, you can feel autumn everywhere. And the best way to celebrate autumn is by enjoying lovely cinammon, clove and apple aroma and flavour. Innitially I was planning to adopt a recipe of wonderfully looking Apple Cream Cake from One Perfect Bite blog, but again I was too busy. So went with the basics, just this time I added corn flour to the pie crust which added more crispiness. The tasters were very pleased ( I skipped tasting this time due to the dieting I've started recently) so that I had no chance to take a photo of a slice. But still it was a very tasty and simple pie! One day I'll get to you Apfel Sahne Torte...
What we need:
for the crust:
200 ml of flour
200 ml of corn flour
100gr of unsalted butter
a pinch of salt and sugar
1 tbsp of milk

for filling:

6 apples ( peeled and sliced, and you can use more apples, depending on your baking bowl)
5 tbsp of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinammon
2 cloves
2 tbsp of corn starch

1 egg + 1 tbsp of sugar

What we have to do:
1. Mix flour, corn flour with salt and sugar, then add butter and with your hands try to crumble it until butter mixes with flour. Then add milk and form a ball of dough. Put it in a plastic bag and place in a fridge for 30 min.
2. Meanwhile, peel and slice apples, mix with sugar and spices, and cornstarch. Mix it and let it stay until some juice appear.
3. Divide the dough ball into one bigger and one smaller balls. And roll out the bigger for the pie pad. Make some holes with a fork. Then add the apples. Put some pieces of butter and add another rolled sheet of dough.
4. Brush the top with beaten egg and sprinkle some white or brown sugar. Cut in some places so that steam had where to go out.

5. Put into a pre-heated oven 200C for 15-20 min, when the pie starts bubbling reduce the temperature to 180C and bake for another 30-35 min depending on the amount of apples. Enjoy!!!

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